Canada Whistleblowers

It's Time To Appoint Special Prosecutor On B.C. Health Care Firings

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Call it what you want bad damage control or poor deflection, but one thing is certain: the Ministry of Health's attempts to put those 2012 firings behind them aren't working out so well.

More Parents in California Are Refusing to Vaccinate Their Kids

Lawrence Solomon | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Lawrence Solomon

Vaccine refusals are reaching epidemic proportions in many communities in the U.S., with large numbers of parents defying public health authorities by...

Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims

Lawrence Solomon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Lawrence Solomon

Merck now faces federal charges of fraud from the whistleblowers, a vaccine competitor and doctors in New Jersey and New York. Merck could also need to defend itself in Congress: The staff of representative Bill Posey (R-Fla) -- a longstanding critic of the CDC interested in an alleged link between vaccines and autism -- is now reviewing some 1,000 documents that the CDC whistleblower turned over to them.

Protecting Whistleblowers Is the Key to Ending Corruption

Richard Perron | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Richard Perron

Passing legislation to protect whistleblowers is critical in the fight to end corruption and collusion. And that's the point I'll be making on behalf of the 25,500 members of Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ), in my talk at the Peoples' Social Forum.

Whistleblowers 'Just As Bad Off' As Before Bill

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's whistleblower law, enacted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government in 2007, has done nothing to help people who raise red flag...

Watching the Watchdog: Give the Nobel Prize to Snowden, Assange and Manning

Tim Knight | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

We've learned an incredible amount about how governments scheme, conspire, collude, connive and lie, both to each other and to the people who elected them. Which is why my nomination for the next Nobel Peace Prize is WikiLeaks and its three great whistleblowers -- Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.

Whistleblowers Should Be Celebrated, Not Silenced

Michael Scarfo | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada
Michael Scarfo

In a society that values liberty, a whistleblower should be a hero. A whistleblower should not be forced to choose between their personal well-being and coming forward. Edward Snowden's insider announcement on the scope of the NSA's ability to gather, archive, and analyze information should come as no shock to the more cynical among us. It was easy enough to assume, but now we're staring down the truth of it. If we don't find a way to pressure the powers that be to give up some of their hidden power, contrary to all of their self-aggrandizing instincts, we're in for a very stark decline into a classically dystopian future.

Feel That Hand? Yeah, That's Because We're All Muppets

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Kathleen Finlay

Perhaps if more insiders had come forward to expose wrongdoing, and irregularities at the major U.S. banks and investment houses a few years ago, the impact of the financial meltdown leading to the Great Recession might have been softened. Until each one of us does this, we're all muppets.